5 things to know Tuesday
On the eve of Putin’s meeting, Biden to discuss trade with European Union leaders
President Joe Biden pledged to mend U.S. trade relations with their European allies, after they were stretched to breaking point by former President Donald Trump. Yet when he meets with European Union leaders in Brussels on Tuesday, Biden may find it difficult to reconcile. Trump’s 2018 decision to impose import taxes on foreign steel and aluminum – a move that infuriated EU leaders and triggered retaliatory action against the United States. pause. Need some time. Biden used his first NATO summit since taking office on Monday to warn against Russia and the rise of China. Speaking in Brussels, Biden said: “Russia and China both seek to drive a wedge in our transatlantic solidarity,” but added that the NATO treaty is “strong and unwavering”.
Vice President Harris to meet the ‘dreamers’ on DACA anniversary
Vice President Kamala Harris will organize a roundtable on Tuesday with a group of immigrant women granted temporary protection against deportation as the administration seeks to reignite a bipartisan push to grant them legal status through a pair of bills that have languished in the Senate. The rally comes on the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action Program for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, an Obama-era policy that protected undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as than children against deportation. The future of DACA is uncertain because Texas federal judge assesses court challenge cancel the program completely. The roundtable will also take place after the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on a bill that would provide permanent legal status to around 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Tensions rise as Southern Baptists gather in Nashville
Thousands of Southern Baptists gather in Nashville Tuesday and Wednesday, faced with a multitude of contentious issues who threaten to shatter the largest Protestant denomination in the country. Questions about critical race theory, the role of women in the church, and who should be the next leader of the Southern Baptist Convention will likely be debated at the church’s first annual meeting since the start of the pandemic. coronavirus. The meeting also comes in the wake of leaked letters from departing Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore, who detailed the reluctance he received on issues of race and sexual abuse.
Doctors warn of sidewalk burns as heat wave hits west
Doctors in burns centers in the west warn people not to approach hot sidewalks, as the the first extreme heat wave of the year spreads to the west. A high pressure system is expected to push temperatures above 115 degrees Fahrenheit in Las Vegas and Phoenix this week. Several Colorado cities, including Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, are expected to approach or hit triple-digit heat on Tuesday. The warnings also extend from the central and interior valleys of California to northern Montana and Wyoming. Northern states are expected to see relief by the middle of the week, but no respite is expected for Arizona, Utah, Nevada and parts of California, where excessive heat warnings last all. the weekend. “It doesn’t take a long time to get a full-thickness or third-degree burn when exposed to hot pavement,” warned Dr. Kevin Foster of the Arizona Burn Center at a conference. press last week. He said a hot sidewalk at 2 p.m. in direct sunlight was about 170 to 180 degrees.
California reopens: State ends most COVID-19 restrictions
Most California Coronavirus Rules will officially end, more than 15 months after their adoption in the country’s most populous state. Starting Tuesday, there will be no more capacity limits or distancing requirements for businesses, and fully vaccinated people will not be required to wear a mask, including indoors. However, counties and businesses may impose more restrictive rules, and the mask requirement remains in public transportation and indoor school classes. Tuesday is also California theme parks reopen day for out-of-state tourists. Admission was largely limited to California residents, with some theme parks making exceptions for out-of-state visitors with proof of vaccination.
Contribution: The Associated Press